United States report into Khashoggi murder will reveal ‘who did it’

REFUSAL Donald Trump is reluctant to condemn his close ally

"Well, will anybody really know?"

But Mr Trump told reporters before being briefed by the Central Intelligence Agency on Saturday: 'As of this moment we were told that [the crown prince] did not play a role. Trump asked. "At the same time, we do have an ally, and I want to stick with an ally that in many ways has been very good".

Germany's foreign minister on Monday said Berlin had banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because they are believed to be connected to Khashoggi's killing.

The interview marks another instance of Trump openly casting doubt on the conclusions of American intelligence agencies.

President Donald Trump is under pressure to impose harsh sanctions against the nation for Khashoggi's killing, but he has been slow to respond. Khashoggi, a Post columnist, had gone to the consulate to obtain documents necessary to marry his Turkish fiancée. A US government official told Fox News on Saturday that no final assessment or conclusion relating to the crown prince's involvement had been reached, nor had a so-called "smoking gun" been found.

Asked whether he would go along with moves in the US Congress to cut off US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen or halt arms sales to the kingdom, Trump equivocated.

Trump spoke to CIA Director Gina Haspel and US Secretary of State Micheal Pompeo via phone call en route to California on Saturday.

"It's a awful thing that took place, the killing of a journalist.It should never have happened", Trump told reporters travelling with him to California. "The State Department will continue to seek all relevant facts", she said. Al-Qahtani is also on the United States list of sanctioned Saudis.

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In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen.

The State Department had sanctioned 17 individuals on Thursday last week and the Saudi Public Prosecutor's Office had said, on the same day, that it was indicting 11 people for the murder and seeking the death penalty for five of these. "I hope we do it based on the truth, not in something that we simply want to see because we have a lot invested in the relationship with the crown prince now".

Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., echoed that view.

In a related development, Kirsten Fontenrose, a White House official who had pushed for strong action against Saudi Arabia, resigned on Friday evening, The New York Times first reported. Just days ago, he told reporters that Saudi Arabia has been a "spectacular" ally.

The president reiterated that in personal conversations with the crown prince, MbS had repeatedly denied involvement in the killing.

Turkish officials who heard the recordings, which include Mr Khashoggi's killing and conversations leading up to the operation, were horrified by the contents. "We will follow on this closely and reserve further steps for ourselves".

Although there should be praise for allowing women to drive, there is much more to be done, and Khashoggi's murder should be an example of why there mustn't be oppression of freedom of speech.

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